Lavender Cottage, a luxury chocolate box cottage with wood burner in the lounge, has a large private Jacuzzi and Swedish sauna in the large garden.

This character beamed cottage, dating back to the early 1700s with 3 bathrooms, is set within the historic village of Stoke Ash, with its award winning 17th century coaching inn.

Surrounded by fields, Lavender Cottage is the perfect base for unforgettable family holiday. With a spacious kitchen and dining room ideal for entertaining, an enclosed garden for little ones to explore safely and easy access to both Suffolk and Norfolk, there's something for everyone.

Within the village: 17th-century pub and countryside walks
4 miles: Shops (including bakers, butchers, grocers, and food stores), restaurants, horse riding
5 miles: Spa

The Space

This spacious character cottage has a large lounge with two comfy sofas in front of the woodburning fireplace, a dining room with large table, and a stunning barn style kitchen with vaulted beamed ceiling and Italian marble kitchen worktops.

The kitchen is well equipped and includes a large range cooker with two fan assisted ovens, a grill, and five gas hobs. There is a dishwasher, Smeg fridge, large freezer, coffee machine, and microwave amongst the facilities.

The cottage has a large bathroom with shower upstairs, rolltop bath, sink and toilet, and a second bathroom downstairs with large shower, sink and toilet. Additionally the downstairs bedroom has its own ensuite with a large shower, sink and toilet, mirror and shaving socket. Total bathrooms at the property: 3.

There are four bedrooms, three with king size beds and one a single bedroom.

One of the king beds can be converted into two single beds if preferred.

There is a large garden outside, laid to lawn and Indian sandstone large patio, with a barbecue/pizza oven for our guests holidays.

Out and about

Animal lovers will delight in the nearby Banham Zoo and Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park, while history buffs can explore Banham Zoo and Sutton Hoo. Train enthusiasts will marvel at the Bressingham Steam Museum and for those seeking coastal fun, the Norfolk Broads and seaside are all less than an hour's drive away.

10 miles: Bressingham Steam Museum
14 miles: Framlingham Castle
15 miles: Banham Zoo
21 miles: Jimmy's Farm
24 miles: Sutton Hoo

Hot tub at night

Hot tub at night

Where you'll sleep


Bedroom 1

1 king size bed

Bedroom 2

1 king size bed

Bedroom 3

1 king size bed. Can also be split into two single beds. Ensuite. Ground floor.

Bedroom 4

1 sofa bed


What this place offers

  • Private hot tubPrivate hot tub
  • Private sauna Private sauna
  • Pets allowedPets welcome
  • Indoor fireplace Fireplace
  • directions_car Free unrestricted parking on quiet village street
  • wifi Free WiFi
  • key Self check-in with keysafe
  • BathThree Bathrooms
  • local_florist Large lawned garden plus large patio too
  • Leisure

  • Private covered Jacuzzi Private covered hot tub
  • Private Sauna Private sauna
  • Entertainment

  • tv_gen Large 50 inch smart TV
  • radio Radio
  • menu_book Books
  • casino Board and children's games
  • Wifi

  • wifi Free
  • Heating

  • heat_pump_balance Oil fired central heating
  •  Woodburning fireplace Woodburning fireplace
  • Safety

  • detector_smoke Smoke alarms
  • detector Heat alarm
  • detector_co CO2 alarm
  • fire_extinguisher Fire extinguishers
  • onsen Fire blanket
  • medical_services First aid kit
  • Kitchen and dining

  • oven_gen Range cooker with two ovens, grill, five hobs
  • microwave_gen Microwave
  • kitchen Fridge freezer
  • local_laundry_service Washing / tumble dryer machine
  • dishwasher_gen Dishwasher
  • coffee_maker Coffee machine
  • kettle Kettle
  • breakfast_dining Toaster
  • cooking Cooking basics, pots, pans, baking trays, utensils
  • flatware Dishes, cutlery, wine, champagne, whiskey and pint glasses, mugs
  • emoji_food_beverage Coffee, tea, sugar, milk
  • Dining room

  • event_seat Dining room table and chairs
  • Lounge

  • chair Two large comfy sofas
  • desktop_windows Large smart television
  •  Woodburning fireplace Fireplace
  • Bedrooms

  • bed King-size beds in three bedrooms, with the option of converting one of these beds into two single beds. The fourth bedroom has a sofa bed.
  • styler Clothes storage
  • Bed linen, towels Bed linen, towels
  • Pillows Pillows
  • Hairdryer Hairdryers
  • checkroom Hangers
  • iron Iron and board (in master)
  • Bathrooms

  • shower Family bathroom with large shower, roll top bath, sink, a toilet.
  • Bathroom Roll top bath
  • power Shaver socket within mirror
  • Bathroom Second downstairs bathroom with large shower, sink and toilet, plus Bluetooth enabled mirror with shaving socket.
  • Bathroom An ensuite bathroom with the downstairs bedroom, with large shower, sink, toilet, mirror and shaving socket.
  • Family

  • crib Travel cot on request
  • High chair High chair on request
  • Access

  • meeting_room Key safe access, private entrance
  • Outside area

  • local_florist Large lawned garden plus large patio too
  • Pizza oven and barbecue Pizza oven and barbecue
  • Parking

  • directions_car Free unrestricted parking on quiet village street
  • Pets

  • Pets welcome Well-behaved pets are welcome for a supplement
The roll top bath

The roll top bath

Book Lavender Cottage


Second bedroom

Second bedroom

Where you'll be

Stoke Ash

Lavender Cottage is surrounded by fields and Stoke Ash has an award winning 17th century coaching inn The White Horse serving food all day, plus the oldest pub in Suffolk is just two miles away, The Four Horseshoes. The village is perfectly situated for exploring both Suffolk and Norfolk, the countryside, seaside and Norfolk Broads are all easily accessible by car for a day out.

Getting around

There is a taxi firm in the village, Tudor Taxis, plus we hire bicycles to our guests.

There is an intercity train line from London to Norwich which stops at Diss just 7 miles away every hour, and more frequently during peak times, with stops at Colchester, Manningtree, and Stowmarket too and connections on to Cambridge.

There is easy access to the A140 which takes you to Norwich, a fine historic city with lots to do, or Ipswich, where you can enjoy many activities including boat trips and museums.

You can easily drive to the Norfolk Broads too to hire a boat for the day, relaxing on the water.



House rules and key information

  • update Check-in after 1600
  • history Checkout by 1000
  • more_timeAn earlier check-in or later checkout is available to reserve in advance for a supplement
  • hottub The private hot tub is available for use throughout the year and is warm on arrival, the hours of use areĀ 0800 to 2230
  • quiet_time Quiet hours 0800 to 2230 please
  • smoke_free No smoking within the cottage and no candles within the property please
  • Dogs allowed Well behaved pets are allowed on request for a supplement
  • do_not_touch Birthday and special occasion guests are very welcome but sorry no parties or events without owner written consent
  • stairs Must climb stairs
  • group Maximum number of guests: 7
  • door_open Check-in is with a keysafe

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